Temp. Hide in properties

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    Asked on June 04, 2012 at 09:46 PM

    Hello World,

    First off, I love JotForm. I'm a premium user and recommend your JoForm services on a weekly basis haha.
    Seriously, its that good. And your recent upgrades are just fabulous.

    However, I'd like to make one recommendation and I'm sure that wouldn't be too hard to do for you guys.
    Sometimes, it is necessary to blank out or hide away certain fields - I know you could simply use logic eListeners,
    IF (field A is filled SHOW field B etc. NO, I know about that and it's a great feature but...

    ...What I'm after would be to turn the visibility of certain fields off by simply clicking "Properties" and turn on/off visibility. Basically just "HTML-Comment" that field/box out as I see fit.

    Especially in the development stage of huge or complex forms (testing), would be a great feature.
    Probably not used as much but surely not too inconvenient to program.


    Just a thought - thanks for reading.

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    Answered on June 04, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Hello Moeblinger,

    First off, thank you for the great support and recommendations. =)

    As to the feature you suggested, I can understand what you were after.

    I have experienced this during development of forms or troubleshooting users larger forms. Sometimes you just wanted to make some fields/questions temporarily hide/go away so you can view only the fields that you are trying to fix.

    I actually had used an existing JotForm solution for this already.

    That is by using injected CSS code to hide the fields I wanted temporarily omitted. It is quite easy, as I can simply put all the field ID# separated by comma and use only a single code for them:

    input#1, input#2, input#3 {display:none}

    Everytime I wanted to display the field again, I just remove it from the code. 

    I am sure our dev team would also be seeing this post and would gladly check out your request into our features list.

    Thank you for you continued support.


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    Answered on June 04, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Ahaa, I see what you're saying.
    Not a bad idea. I'll try this approach, just means I gotta figure out the id's first.

    Downloading the source to check them, which brings up another idea.
    The "Properties" panel could also show the current id of the field, yes?

    Thanks for your quick and handy response.


    Regards Moeblinger

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    Answered on June 04, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Hi Moeblinger,

     You can also get the field ID# in its properties.

    And you can also view the form source code without downloading it Right-Click on a space beside the form then choose view form source code.



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    Answered on June 04, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    YOU guys ROCK, you know that?

    Thanks a million

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    Answered on June 04, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    On behalf of my colleague, you're welcome!